South Carolina/Georgia
Charleston to St. Augustine: A Southern Coastal Journey
From the plantations of Charleston to the cuisine of Savannah, and from the glamour of Jekyll Island to the history of St. Augustine, come learn the story of these southern cities.
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Program No. 20644RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Explore historic jewels in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida on a foray into history, culture and low country cuisine. Traverse 300-year-old Charleston from Marion Square to the battery, and discover the historic homes of the lovely seaside town of Beaufort. Enjoy Southern charm, city squares and local cuisine in Savannah, and encounter the likes of Morgan, Rockefeller and Vanderbilt during a stay at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Complete your journey in the vibrant city of St. Augustine to learn the story of America’s oldest city.
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile on some uneven terrain with cobblestones and sandy paths. In Charleston, walking up to 3 city blocks.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit Middleton and Magnolia Plantations to learn about antebellum life from various perspectives and explore their beautiful gardens.
  • Witness a Gullah “ring shout” performance and learn about the language and other traditions passed down from slaves along the southeast coast.
  • In St. Augustine, explore the city’s highlights by trolley, marvel at the craftsmanship and engineering of an old Spanish fort and enjoy dinner at a Victorian-era restaurant.
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Tom Murray
Tom Murray is a graduate of San Jose State University but is a Southerner by choice, having spent more than 45 years in the South absorbing the culture, customs and history of the region. Tom specializes in coastal history with an emphasis on the sea islands of Georgia. Few people know and love beautiful Cumberland and Amelia islands better than Tom. He has spent 25 years lecturing and leading Road Scholar groups to sites from the mountains to the sea.
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